To the delight of craft beer fans in the Heart of Dixie, Orpheus Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) very quietly expanded distribution into Alabama this week.
Orpheus Brewing is an artisanal brewery with a mission to produce “beers unique to the Southeast.” With a lineup focused on Saisons, Sour Ales, hoppy styles and barrel-aged offerings, this brewery has quickly become one of the most popular breweries in Georgia. This level of popularity has apparently been good for business because Orpheus Brewing has signed with International Wines and Craft Beer to bring their offerings to craft beer shelves in Alabama.
It appears that Orpheus has launched in Alabama with one offering this week: Atalanta Tart Plum Saison. For the rundown on this brew, here is the full brewery description for Atalanta:
“In the heroine Atalanta, we see the traits of what we aim for in all of our beers: piquant, deceptively robust, and a bit wild. A tart plum saison, Atalanta tastes of plums intermingling with spicy yeast, and a refreshing tartness that makes Atalanta as good for pairing with food as by itself.”
Atalanta is available on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. This offering has been confirmed to be available at Piggly Wiggly Homewood, Hop City Birmingham and at other select craft beer retailers in Birmingham. Get your sixer today to get a proper introduction to Orpheus Brewing, and keep an eye out for future releases from the brewery to hit Alabama shelves soon. Prost!
Vital Information on Atalanta Tart Plum Saison from Orpheus Brewing
Release – Year-round
Style – Saison
ABV – 5.25%
Hops – Newport
Grain – Two Row Barley, White Wheat & Flaked Wheat
Fermentation – House Lactobacillus Mother & French Saison Yeast
Other Ingredients – Plums, cold pressed by Arden’s Garden